‘American Cosmic’ by D. W. Pasulka

‘I Just Don’t Know’

Score: 4/5

I honestly don’t know what to make of this.

It’s a book by a religious scholar, published by Oxford University Press, talking about UFOs. That feels pretty weird to me.

I like the treatment it gives the subject of UFOs and their proponents. It treats it all as a religious belief, so it doesn’t try to say that what they say is true, it just tries to examine these beliefs as it would more traditional beliefs.

And that’s great, and worthy, but a big part of me still just wants the details minutely examined to find out the truth.

There’s a case to be made, certainly, that when it comes to beliefs about unknowables there may be no final truth. Sure. But when one of the early chapters deals with the ‘finding’ of a strange material that allegedly came from a crashed spacecraft and that again allegedly could not be constructed in this universe, I’d sure like to see a detailed scientific examination of that material.

But then, would I believe the results of that scientific examination?

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